Local Catholic youth raise $1,400 for pantries
PORTLAND, Maine — Young Catholics from around Maine raised more than $15,000 and collected thousands of food items during a wildly successful “Souper” Bowl of Caring.
The event, held on February 1-2, saw the young people gathering donations at several Maine parishes with 100 percent of the proceeds going to local charities that help tackle hunger in their respective communities.
Presque Isle and Caribou youth from the Parish of the Precious Blood collected $1,420 after Masses at both Holy Rosary Church in Caribou and St. Mary’s Church in Presque Isle.
The donations will be divided between the Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry and the Grace Interfaith Food Table in Presque Isle.
Submitted by the Communications Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.